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Letter: Start saying ‘No’ to cruelty of putting in large planning applications during Covid

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Councillor Lilley says residents need to start standing up and saying no to large scale developments that "destroy our green fields and farming"

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 9:23am

By Michael Lilley with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Will ‘Coronapreneurs’ hold the key to saving the Isle of Wight’s economy

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This reader asks whether the ‘Coronapreneurs’ hold the key to saving the Island’s economy and if so, what is their secret

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 8:30am

By Hans Bromwich

Letter: A lot of upset and worry coming over new ferry rules for Islanders returning from Spain

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This reader asks why the ferry companies can't just segregate passengers returning from Spain into a special area

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 5:47pm

By Pam Broadhead with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight MP must be held accountable for his vote against a clause to protect NHS in trade deals

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This reader urges Islanders to challenge Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely, and ask him why he voted as he did against a clause that would have guaranteed protection for the NHS in any future trade negotiations

Monday, 27th July, 2020 8:22am

By Colleen Brannon with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Defer UKOG oil exploration planning application

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Alison Goodchild believes the UKOG planning application for oil exploration has been submitted under cover of a global pandemic and calls for it to be deferred

Friday, 24th July, 2020 9:05am

By Alison Goodchild with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Re-scheduled roadworks could be final nail in the coffin for our village’s shops (update)

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A small business owner on Godshill says they're devastated that having made it through lockdown and starting to try and build back some trade, they will now have to deal with disruptive roadworks

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:20am

By Anonymous with 7 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Levelling up’, actually means ‘levelling down’

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Hans Bromwich believes the 'levelling down' has been created to help pay for the "Government's shambolic handling of the Covid-19 pandemic"

Thursday, 16th July, 2020 9:13am

By Hans Bromwich with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Why are Wightlink forcing passengers on car ferries to mingle closely with others? (updated)

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This reader believes the MCA has a duty of care, not just for the ferry crews, but also for passengers on board those ferries and wants to know why Covid-19 vulnerable passengers are being forced to leave their cars

Monday, 13th July, 2020 2:33pm

By Ron Fullman with 8 readers' comments

Letter: See, Hear, Respond centre set to help most vulnerable children across the Isle of Wight

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With the help of a £7m package of support from the Department for Education, Barnardo’s is bringing together a coalition of national and local charities to identify and support those most at risk at this time of crisis

Friday, 10th July, 2020 5:12pm

By Emma Bowman with one comment

Letter: Clapping is not enough for our treasured institution, the NHS

Thank you NHS boards outside the hospital

Janet and others braved the outside world to express their gratitude, appreciation and also concern for the National Health Service on its 72nd birthday

Monday, 6th July, 2020 12:26pm

By Janet Welsh

Letter: Buy Isle of Wight produce and see what it would do for the local economy

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This reader has a simple message - Buy Wight and help the economy grow

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 4:11pm

By Keith Richard with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Assume everyone is someone who could die from Covid-19

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As lockdown measures are 'eased', this reader with a serious health condition believes that thoughtlessness through not properly social distancing could kill now more than ever

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 3:41pm

By Anonymous with 39 readers' comments